To the Moon and Back
A Childhood Under the InfluenceBook - 2018
"Born to hippie parents and raised in New York City's East Village in the 1970s, Lisa's early years were a mixture of encounter groups, primal screams, macrobiotic diets, communes, Indian ashrams, Jefferson Airplane concerts in Central Park, and watching naked actors on off Broadway stages during the musical HAIR. By the time Lisa was ten, Lisa's mother had them pledging their lives to the Unification Church (the Moonies) and self-appointed Messiah, Reverend Sun Myung Moon. As a child Lisa knew the ecstatic comfort of inclusion in a cult and as a teenager the torment of rebelling against it. As an adult, Lisa struggled to break free from the hold of abuse and the scars in her heart, mind, and psyche--battling her own addictions and inner demons and searching her soul for a sense of self-worth. Told in spirited candor, To the Moon and Back reveals how one can leave behind absurdity and horror and create a life of intention and joy. This is the fascinating tale of a story rarely told in its full complexity."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Heliotrope Books,, 
Branch Call Number: 362.76092 K796K
Characteristics: 237 pages ; 22 cm